The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

International Photography Awards – Prize Details

The winners of the main categories in both professional and amateur levels, will compete for IPA’s top two awards. The main professional prize is International Photographer of the Year, selected from the professional category winners, and the winner of “Photographer of the Year” in the 4 regional competitions. At the Lucie Awards the final winner will be announced, earning the coveted Lucie trophy and a cash prize of $10,000 sponsored by AtEdge. In addition, the category winners in the non-professional and student categories, and the “Discovery of the Year” winners in the 4 regional competitions, will compete for the title of the Discovery of the Year, a Lucie statue and $5,000 cash prize.